What is synod?

  • (noun): A council convened to discuss ecclesiastical business.

Synod

A synod historically is a council of a church, usually convened to decide an issue of doctrine, administration or application. In modern usage, the word often refers to the governing body of a particular church, whether its members are meeting or not. It is also sometimes used to refer to a church that is governed by a synod.

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Some Notable Synods
... Synods of Antioch Synods of Carthage 251, 255, 256, 348, 411, 418, 419, 424 Synod of Ancyra 314 (about Bestiality, broken down by age-group) First Synod of Tyre and Jerusalem 335 ...
Synod Of Twyford
... The Synod of Twyford was a synod of the early English church held in 684 and described by Bede in his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum, Book IV, ch ... The synod was held at a place called "Adtwifyrdi", the location of which is unknown ... Archbishop Theodore presided over the synod in the presence of King Ecgfrith bishop Tunberht of Hexham was deposed there and Cuthbert elected bishop of Lindisfarne ...
Synod Of The Northeast - History
... The Synod of the Northeast was founded in May 1973, when the General Assembly decided to reorganize its synods on a regional basis ... The merger included the following state synods The Synod of New Jersey was established in 1824, when the Presbytery of Jersey was divided into the presbyteries of Newark and Elizabeth Town ... The Synod of New York Synod of New England ...
List Of Bishops Of The Reformed Episcopal Church
... Nicholson (1822-1901) 24 February 1876 New York and Philadelphia Synod 4 Edward Cridge (b ... Carolina 10 James Allen Latané (1831-1902) 22 June 1879 New York and Philadelphia Synod 11 Hubert Bower (b. 1838) elected 1902 New York and Philadelphia Synod 17 T ...
Synod Of Emden
... The Synod of Emden was a gathering of 29 exiled Calvinist Church leaders (Ministers and Authors) who were to become the founders of the Dutch Reformed Church ... The synod affirmed the presbyterian character of the Reformed Church, organized churches within a geographical region into "classes", adopted the 1561 Confession of Faith (later ...